What does it mean to be “patriotic?”

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I’m sure you have a good idea what it means to be “patriotic,” but what about “Google?”

You know…, “Google,” the internet search engine that basically everyone on the planet uses.

The “Google” that claims it has no liberal tilt to it.

Okay…, well, let’s “Google” the word “patriotic.”

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If you “Google” the word “patriotic,” this is what you get:

pa·tri·ot·ic

/ˌpātrēˈädik/

adjective

Having or expressing devotion to and vigorous support for one’s country.

“Today’s game will be played before a fiercely patriotic crowd.”

synonyms: nationalist, nationalistic, loyalist, loyal; chauvinistic, jingoistic, jingo, flag-waving, isolationist, xenophobic

antonyms: traitorous

 

Hmmm.  Okay…, I was right there with ‘ya Google, until I got to the synonyms “chauvinistic,” “jingoistic,” “isolationist,” and “xenophobic.”

Not to mention that “flag-waving” appears to have taken on some kind of negative connotation.

“Synonyms” are supposed to be words that “mean the same” or “nearly the same,” right?

I do believe that “Google,” the company that claims it has no liberal tilt to it, is trying to change the meaning of the word “patriotic” right before our very eyes!

It would seem that being a patriot, according to Google, has now become something negative…, something undesirable.

Nike and Colin Kaepernick would definitely go along with this new meaning…, as would Facebook, Hollywood in general, the “biased, liberal propaganda, fake news, mainstream media,” most liberals, and most democrats everywhere.

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So, “patriotic” means the same as “chauvinistic?”

chau·vin·is·tic

/ˌSHōvəˈnistik/

adjective

Feeling or displaying aggressive or exaggerated patriotism.

Displaying excessive or prejudiced support for one’s own cause, group, or sex.

 

“Aggressive patriotism?”

“Exaggerated patriotism?”

“Displaying excessive or prejudiced support?”

This is the start of equating “patriots” with racists.

 

Then we have “jingoistic.”

“Jingoistic?”

Never heard of it.

jin·go·is·tic

/ˈˌjiNGɡōˈistik/

adjectiveDEROGATORY

Characterized by extreme patriotism, especially in the form of aggressive or warlike foreign policy.

“jingoistic propaganda”

 

“Extreme patriotism?”

“Aggressive or warlike foreign policy?”

“Propaganda?”

This is the start of equating “patriots” with Nazis.

 

Next we have “xenophobic.”

This is also a term that what little known and little used up until the last year or so.

 

xen·o·pho·bic

/zenəˈfōbik,ˌzēnəˈfōbik/

adjective

Having or showing a dislike of or prejudice against people from other countries.

“The xenophobic undertones of this argument.”

synonyms: racist, racialist, ethnocentric, ethnocentrist; nationalist, nationalistic, jingoistic, jingo, isolationist; prejudiced, intolerant, bigoted, parochial, insular

 

“Having or showing a dislike of or prejudice against people from other countries?”

“Racist, ethnocentric, prejudiced, intolerant, bigoted?”

Do you see where they are going with all of this?

 

Mark my words…, before you know it, being patriotic will be akin to being in the Ku Klux Klan.

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Waving or displaying the American flag will be considered the same thing as wearing a red MAGA hat.

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If you remember, Google listed the only antonym for “patriotic” as “traitorous.”

Well, there you go Google.

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By your own definition…, if you’re labeling all of us red blooded, flag waving, national anthem singing Americans as “patriots,” then liberals would by choice be the opposite…, or “traitorous.”

Now that I’d tend to agree with!

USA! USA! USA!

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